Do You Hate your Job? This is why you are afraid of quitting

Nonetheless, the number of these courageous individuals who can say ‘kama mbaya, mbaya’ is greatly outnumbered by those who endure the job they hate on a daily basis.

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Some of those I have interacted with blame their predicament to the infamous Kenyan education system, 8-4-4, which dictated to them what they should pursue in their career, instead of putting into account their passion, strengths and weaknesses.

At the same time, I have still met some who have been bold enough to abandon their jobs to follow that which they love and enjoy.

Nonetheless, the number of these courageous individuals who can say ‘kama mbaya, mbaya’ is greatly outnumbered by those who endure the jobs they hate on a daily basis.

Here are some of the reasons why people fear quitting:

Unsure of what the future holds

The number one fear is that of the unknown. People are scared to abandon their jobs simply because they are unsure whether they will secure that job they are passionately looking for.

Bills

People will delay making the bold steps because they have bills to take care of at the end of the month.

Children and family responsibilities

Many parents have stayed in jobs they hate by the mere fact that they have children who need to be fed and taken to school.

At the same time, others obligated to take care of their parents and family members will hold on to their jobs in order to fulfil this responsibility.

Afraid of being broke

Once you are used to getting a pay cheque at the end of the every month, people become skeptical about quitting their job so that this luxury is not taken away from them.

Low self-esteem

A low self-esteem is a lethal factor to anyone wanting to make a bold decision such as quitting their job.

Low self-esteem will tell you that you are not good enough to get a better job than the one you have.

Loyalty to your current employee

Some people are trapped in jobs that hate under the false and misguided obligation that 'they need to remain loyal to their employer'.

They feel that they owe their employers this ‘loyalty’ despite the fact that they could be the ones being disadvantaged.

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